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The Old Testament

- The very first puzzle in the book is a puzzle. This could be done to make the reader think that the words, “Scripture” could be redundant to use where the words,” Old Testament” are present. The book has been divided into many parts. The first part contains a very long and a very useful discussion about the history of the Old Testament. There is an introduction and the presentation about the views of the canonization process. In this the reader does not come to know what exactly is coming towards him....   [tags: Torah, Bible, Old Testament, Tanakh]

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The Old Testament

- Place yourself in this picture; you are in an unfamiliar land where you have no idea what to expect, where to go, or what your role is. All you know is that your forefathers were promised to inherit a land all their own, and now after years of living in a foreign country as an unpaid labourer, it is time for that promise to be realised in your life. You are scared and at the same time excited to be finally going to a place you can call home…       A critical moment in the story of God in the Old Testament is when Abram at around 2081BC1 (well after the flood) is told by God in Genesis 12 to, "Go to the land that I will show you".(v1) And, "I will make you a great nation" (v2)...   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, Israelites, Torah]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- In the Old Testament of The Bible, the story of Leviticus states that "lying with mankind as with womankind is an abomination”. Furthermore, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah has been interpreted as condemning homosexual acts. Sodom and Gomorrah is mentioned in the Book of Genesis, both in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. This story is typically used as a metaphor for homosexuality and is viewed as a deviation. Some interpretations of it today believe that The Bible does condemn homosexuality, while other interpretations state that The Bible has rare or unusual words in the passages that may not be referring to homosexuality at all....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Homosexuality]

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The Testament Of The Old Testament

- In society today, skepticism has increasingly bound to Christianity as if it was page in the Bible itself. It has become evident from both historical and scholarly studies that, we as a human race, should question the very existence of God. The Old Testament bridges this gap between God and his people and the resemblance between the two testaments is strikingly similar. It is evident that God is seen as: Father, Redeemer, Holy, and Savior. These realities are found in both testaments, yet why is there a need for the Old Testament....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Old Testament, Jesus]

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The Testament Of The Old Testament

- Some believed that there are so many good reasons to study the Old Testament. For one reason the Old Testament lays the foundation for our teaching and also laid the foundation for what was to come. The Old Testament texts were sacred to the Jewish beliefs and practices. The Old Testament provided us with important facts, details and information that were needed in order to understand the New Testament. So what is the point of studying the New Testament of the bible. Perhaps it was to gives us a better background and understanding of why the Jews had been waiting on their Messiah to come....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Bible, Old Testament]

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The Old Testament And New Testament

- Old Testament Final how the Old Testament and New Testament are related. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: One of the ways we know that the Old Testament and the New Testament are related is the both contain the infallible written word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16) (Myers) The affiliation between the Old Testament and the New Testament echoes both the endurance and incoherence amongst the Christian and Israelite....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Jesus, Old Testament]

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The Old Testament And New Testament

- Who wrote the Bible. I can assure you that not many people have ever really asked themselves this question and really looked behind it to find out the answer. Several people have probably never wondered who since when they think of the Bible, they think of God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” I can personally say I have never really thought about who wrote it, since I have always believed it was God himself. For me the Bible is more than just a book, it is a word of God....   [tags: New Testament, Old Testament, Jesus, Bible]

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The Old Testament As Scripture

- Childs ' Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture Child’s points out that the interpretation or studies of Genesis manifest its self with three views points. With two being of the genealogy material and the narrative material. He gives an in-depth overview of how many scholars have studied the book of Genesis throughout the years. Based upon the JEDP ass a representation of the four of the hypothetical sources: • Jawist that describes the God as Yahweh. This includes most of the parts of Genesis, some parts of Exodus and Numbers....   [tags: Torah, Bible, Old Testament, Tanakh]

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The Books Of Prophets And The Old Testament

- To add, much like the other sections of the Old Testament, the Books of Prophets also had an all-encompassing theme: To return to or to remain in covenant faith by being connected with God. So in general sight, God used the prophets as messengers to help His people to both, stay in covenant with Him or to return to covenant with Him. So, one may ask, how does this connect to the overall themes of: to (1) Love God, Love each other, Love God’s environment and to (2) Trust, Believe, and Obey God. All-in-all, God wanted His people back in covenant and in a spiritual relationship with Him....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, New Testament, Old Testament]

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The Journey Of Israel And The Old Testament

- This book is useful and helpful for anyone who seeking to increase their knowledge and their backgrounds in Archeology and the Old Testament. From the front page to back, you will find a great desire to read it over and over again. The first time I open it, I was surprised the way Hoerth highlights the signification of Archaeology in the bible. This book educates me about the value of Archaeology and the beauty of the Old Testament when we join them together. The content of this book confirms the support of archeology to the Bible....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Torah, New Testament]

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The Old Testament And How It Is Important

- In the Bible they talk about wells and how they are used. Wells was a source of water for the cities/towns, the travelers that pass through, and is very important to the livestock life as well. Wells also are a place where you can rest and water your herd at. I would like to focus the well on how they were important to the Bible and how it is important to us today. Wells help sustain life in the Bible and was a meeting place for some of the people. In the Biblical times, they didn’t get much rainfall so the importance of having a well is life or death....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Old Testament, Jesus]

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Comparing The Old Testament And The New Testament

- Forgive the length of this, but I really wanted to get this off my chest after so many years. I’ve been a Christian for my entire life, but I do not consider myself a religious person. I was raised in the Lutheran church so most of my beliefs come from there although I don’t really associate myself with any church anymore. When I was around 17, I began to become skeptical and question my beliefs due to being subjected to logical science most of my life. I can’t ignore logic, as that would be, well, illogical....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- Throughout the year we see the bible be change over time by the structure and text. The bible was created many years ago; it was not created on a specific date or location. In the bible there are many stories that talks about why people suffer and some stories have answers on how it should be solved or what should be done to resolve it. In discussion of The Old Testament of the response why people suffer and what should be done about it. One controversial issue has been wheather the Old Testament has given us an answer to why people suffer in life....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Old Testament, Jesus]

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Redemption : The Old Testament

- REDEMPTION Introduction Redemption as a theme in the bible is one that seems to go through a transitional phase. The idea in this case is a representation of freedom, setting free from bondage or exchange of something that one has in their possession for another that is in another person’s possession. The concept in this case can best be defined as a sort of ransoming or trade off. Both the writers in the Old Testament as well as those in the New Testament differently interpret and expound on this theme....   [tags: New Testament, Old Testament, Jesus, Christianity]

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Notes On The Old Testament

- 1. Intro 2. Old Testament a. Deuteronomy 7:9 b. Psalm 37:4 3. New Testament a. John 3:16-17 b. Matthew 22:37-39 c. Luke 6:27-28 d. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 4. Closing Love in the Old and New Testament In the Old Testament God seems to be a very merciful, loving, and understanding God. In the New Testament the Lord shows his wrath a bit more often. I truly believe that the Lord is always forgiving and merciful growing up in a Christian/Jewish family. When I was younger I went to private school, studying and knowing the bible almost verse by verse....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Old Testament, Jesus]

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Jesus And The Old Testament

- “’Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often should I forgive. As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy times seven.’” (Matthew 18:21-22). Jesus was a leader who taught forgiveness and worked miracles. His life fulfilled the promises God made throughout the Old Testament and offered a new covenant of salvation. Many aspects seen during Jesus’ life are also seen in the Old Testament. Three themes that appear in both testaments are: a leader who should get far more respect than he receives, leaders who do not seem to have the qualifications or appearance, and the clear and dramatic announcement at the start of a life or ministry and a predicat...   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Old Testament, Christianity]

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American Christians, The Old Testament

- To some American Christians, the Old Testament is obsolete. They see no correlation between living in today’s world as a Christian, and the happenings of the past. They attribute the Ten Commandments as laws for the Jews, “intended only for the nation Israel before the death of Jesus” (Gane, 1997, para. 1). They reinforce that idea by pointing out that the fourth commandment was for the nation of Israel specifically. “The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Ten Commandments, Old Testament]

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The Bible : The Old Testament And The New Testament

- Introduction The Bible contains sixty-six books in different styles. In the beginning it tells a story of God’s movement of creation, and the series of stories about the lives of people who overcome battles by using a faith-based journey. With the last sixty-six book of revelation, which is the most difficult book to understand, it describes the details of an eternal place call Hell. To understand substance of the bible you will have to obtain the history, cultural, and the literary background of the bible....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Old Testament : An Accurate Portrayal Of God

- The Old Testament shows a variety of portrayals for God. God is shown as wrathful through the early chapters of The Old Testament yet also loving and merciful. While the initial creation of the universe shows that God created everything to be good (Gen 1:10). Humanity deviates from this good and has to face God’s wrath. The Old Testament shows a coherent portrayal of God throughout the text. God is shown as merciful and full of love, but can be wrathful in order to get humanity on the right cause....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, Christian terms]

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Interpreting Scripture And Old Testament Ethics

- The author’s central reason for writing this book is that Old Testament ethics are misinterpreted by New Atheists (and the world) largely due to the fact that they don’t take the nuances of cultural, linguistic, or theological contexts into consideration when evaluating scripture. A crucial element of interpreting scripture and Old Testament ethics is understanding the cultural context of the Near East in relation to Israel and how that affected the slow process God needed to use to integrate His ideal on Israel....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Canaan, Israelites]

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A Little Trip Through The Old Testament

- Introduction Hello Ignite Youth. Tonight we will be taking a little trip through the Old Testament. On this journey we will observe the amazingly abundant forgiveness of God. We will begin at creation and continue all the way through to Jesus. On the screen above me is a basic timeline of the events that transpired in the Old Testament. * Body So why don’t we begin in at the creation of the universe, and everything in it. God has spent the last 5 days building everything else in the world, and all other animals, and then on the 6th day the last thing he decides to create in man and women....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Promised Land, Israelites]

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The Old And New Testament

-     Justice a commonly used term throughout history dividing the world into what 's wrong and right.justice is based on honesty, and equality for all. Justice is the fundamental system that keeps control over within our society. Human justice is based solely on god 's laws who categorize the “just” from “unjust”.The bible is used as a set of guidelines given to the world by god for his children to reach their full potential and achieve righteousness. Within the bible the old and new testament are compared and contrasted to show the ideal image of justice and what it takes to achieve while also showing how each testament handles it differently....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Jesus, New Testament]

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Why Christians Should Read The Old Testament

- There are many Christians, whether you believe or not that question why they should read the Old Testament/Hebrew bible. They feel it is unnecessary because of todays’ times and how things have changed, so they think that the Bible is far behind in what is going on in today’s world. Nevertheless, the Bible is current and is never outdated; therefore, we should never assume, especially as Christians that there is nothing new we can learn from the Bible. Reasons why Christians should read the Old Testament is because we should know that the Bible is still relevant in today’s world, to know God and his nature which in turn can transform one’s life, and to get wisdom and understanding so that th...   [tags: New Testament, Old Testament, Bible, Christianity]

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Which Is Better The Old Or New Testament?

- Which is better the Old or New Testament. What significance does one have over the other. These are questions which are slightly complicated to answer, but they can in fact yield some interesting answers. For instance, the answer to the first question is really more of a preference, one person may enjoy reading the Old Testament because it has more of a historical factual feeling at times, while another person may enjoy the New Testament because it often offers the feeling that one is reading a story....   [tags: Old Testament, New Testament, Torah, Judaism]

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The Old Testament God : A Covenant Between God And The Nation Of Israel

- Introduction In the Old Testament Gods love for His people is revealed in the form of a covenant between God and the nation of Israel. The Old Testament contains the historical testimony of Israel as a nation. It shows clearly Israel’s triumphs and its failings in their covenant relationship as they journey through time. The Old Testament also contains examples of how God remains faithful to every word of His promises even though Israel is disobedient and is diversified as a result of their own actions....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Old Testament, New Testament]

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Dr. Walter Kaiser 's Style Of Preaching And Loves The Old Testament

- Dr. Walter Kaiser is an evangelist and Christian author. He was born on April 11, 1933 in Folcroft, Pennsylvania. He uses hermeneutics as his style of preaching and loves the Old Testament. Dr. Kaiser loves to teach and write about the Old Testament. He has taught at several different bible colleges. Dr. Kaiser love for the Old Testament started from a high school biology class and he was felt convicted to question the teacher and he was challenged by the teacher to do a rebuttal. As a high school student, Dr....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Jesus, Old Testament]

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Reasons That Hinder Christians From Reading The Old Testament And That God Has Changed Since The New Testament

- INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER ONE 1-A.“A great deal of information is in there, but as none of it goes together, the reader doesn’t know how to use any of it.” (Richter 18) “Facts are stupid things until brought into connection with some general law.” (19) In the introduction of her book The Epic of Eden, Richter argues that there are three main reasons that hinder Christians from reading the Old Testament: 1) the belief that the redemptive story is not present in the Old Testament and that God has changed since the New Testament, 2) the great barrier (differences in culture, history, geography, etc.), and 3) the “dysfunctional closet syndrome.” Of these, she believes the last is most challen...   [tags: Bible, Israelites, Old Testament, Canaan]

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The New Testament And The Old Testament

- The New Testament is just an updated version of the Old Testament, which involves Jesus the Messiah. The New Testament is extremely similar to the Old Testament, they both talk about different laws which God has passed down to the people, what God expects and so on. The only difference that seems to take place is that in the Old Testament, God gives the law or passes the law down to the chosen people, the Jews; but in the New Testament, Jesus explains and shows the people how to fulfill God 's laws, how to live by God 's words....   [tags: New Testament, Christian terms, God]

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The Old Testament And New Testament

- There are hundreds upon thousands of ancient text that have been discovered, read, and debated among scholars and people of interest. Out of all these ancient texts, the Bible is considered the greatest collection of ancient writings that have truly influenced the world for generations. The Christian Bible consist of 66 or more books that are divided into two sections, the Old Testament and New Testament. The Old Testament consist of books that were written before the time of Jesus Christ. The New Testament consist of books written during and after the time of Jesus Christ....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Bible, Jesus]

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The Theological Concepts Of The Old Testament

- It is believed that the minority of Christians within the twenty first Century lack knowledge regarding the key issues of history and culture presented within the Bible, as well as the ideologies of Jesus Christ which are presented within the scripture of the Old Testament (Stache, 2014). In order to promote the mission of Jesus and His teachings, the theological concepts present within the Old Testament must be assimilated into the twenty first Century. The reason for this is due to the rapid growth and constant change society is currently experiencing....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Jesus]

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The Myth Of The Old Testament

- In another attempt to defile the integrity of scripture, critics have found what they believe to be flaws in the Old Testament. One example of this is a theological flaw. They propose that Christians create an entire idea or philosophy based merely on a singular verse or phrase. A great example of this is that the idea of original sin can only be supported by Psalm 91:5. (Suttile, 2008) This notion proposes that the Bible is not supportive of itself and also leads many to jump to conclusions and make uninformed assumptions....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Christianity, Jesus]

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The Old Testament

- The Old Testament clearly displays that the Israelites were the “Chosen” people of God and while there are many events that show destruction of other civilizations, conversion was certainly acceptable to Old Testament thinking. Judaism is not a conversion religion, but it is not opposed to taking in those who will obey the laws of the tradition, and worship Yahweh. The attitude of the Bible is that the Israelites had committed many sins, but would always be forgiven by God. This is evident in Isaiah 4:1 which states, “ Israel needs to be comforted and she will receive more from God” (NIV Isaiah 40:1) While Judaism and the doctrines and texts had many violent moments, there were also peaceful...   [tags: israelies, god, judaic law]

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The Old Testament

- Christian theologians have taken part in biblical scholarship for centuries on the qualities of the Old Testament that have changed western civilization forever. Walter Brueggemann is no exception to the enormous contributions theologians have made to these discussions in his respected work, The Prophetic Imagination. Here, Brueggemann proposes the social actions of the prophets Moses, Isaiah, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah as revolutionary insofar as each of their ministries provided a radical alternative for the social consciousness for the Hebrew people of their time given the context of their dominant social realities....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Christian Theologians]

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The Old Testament

- Studies of The Old Testament make it evident that kingship is the ruling principle of leadership for a kingdom. There were no presidents with a democracy like The United States has today or communists making everyone equal. There was simply one king, specifically a male, his subordinates, and the kingdom he governed over. Hebrew culture was no different. This is seen through the great kings of the Bible, one of the most well known of them being King YHWH also called Yahweh. Kingship played a vital role in the progression and development of the kingdom of Israel throughout history from the time they first were freed by the mercy of Yahweh....   [tags: God, Bible, Yahweh, Judaism]

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The Old Testament

- Abraham, Isaac Jacob and Joseph all had lives inspired by God and I love reading about bible stories about that. This lives of these 4 men lead to the Israelites coming into existence. This will show you the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph and of the Old Testament. The life of Abraham is amazing he had many careers he was a semi nomadic shepherd that God revealed himself to and made covenants of Abrahams offspring which would be the nation of Israel. Abraham believed in God’s covenant with him and that affected his life in a good way....   [tags: prophets, god, bible]

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The Sacrifice And Atonement Of The Old Testament And The New Testament

- Since the Fall, it has not been possible for the individuals on earth to live without sin and enjoy the presence of God based on their own moral purity. In order for human beings to be free of sin, God commanded sacrifices to be given. There are many sacrifices that take place within the Old Testament and the New Testament. The idea of sacrifice is not fully established or clarified until the book of Leviticus and when these scriptures were understood then it would be made clear that they would eventually lead up to the ultimate sacrifice and atonement that was accomplished through the death of Christ in the book of Hebrews....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christian terms]

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Simmary of the books of the Old Testament

- Summary of the books of the Old Testament Genesis (EXAMPLE) The book of Genesis is largely narrative material. Some key themes and events include God as the creator and sustainer of his creation demonstrated through the accounts of the creation week, the fall of man, the flood, and Patriarchal History, including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. After Adam and Eve sinned and ushered the era of sin and death into the world, men continued to become increasingly sinful. Eventually, God became so angry he completely destroyed mankind with a world-wide flood....   [tags: genesis, numbers, isiah, deuteronomy, jobs]

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The Old Testament A Man Of God

- Before I entered this course, I always thought that fasting is all about food related. And that the forty hour famine from world vision, was only the true way to fast. I guess its more of a commitment and sacrifice, and that those people who did it, will have blessings poured on them. But, I think that anyone who fasts for God, will be blessed, not matter how long or different they fast, God is pleased. In the Old Testament a man of God named Daniel, is a perfect example in history who fast. In Daniel 1:8, he did not want to eat the king 's food, he knew that it will defile him....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Fasting, Nutrition]

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The Word Family Of The Old Testament

- What exactly is family. Does this word really have any significance. This word is only mentioned directly by name in the Bible a total of five times, four of those being in the Old Testament. Genesis 2:24 reads that “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” This statement implies that “family” is a father, mother, and child/children. Essentially that is exactly what a family is. The word family in today’s society holds a different meaning in western civilization....   [tags: Mother, Family, Father, Sigmund Freud]

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God's Faithfulness in the Old Testament

- Every author depicts information in light of purposes and themes. Sometimes these themes are moral issues, emotions, or existential concepts. In the case of the Old Testament, the authors wrote books that highlighted various ideas such as love, obedience, and suffering. Despite various subtopics, the Old Testament clearly demonstrates the theme of God’s faithfulness to his followers. To begin with, God’s faithfulness is displayed in the Pentateuch. One example is found in the opening chapters of Genesis....   [tags: Theology]

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The Old Testament: The Five Covenants

- The word ‘covenant’ is, in the Old Testament, it is the Hebrew word ‘berith’ and is used many times in different texts. Some scholars my say that the word covenants is hard to find a true meaning. You will hear the word covenant throughout the Old Testament. I think sometimes when we hear the word covenant only one or two covenants come to mind. There are many covenants throughout the Bible. I will attempt to define and explain five covenants. These five covenants are: Noahic Covenant, Abrahamic Covenant, Mosaic Covenant, Davidic Covenant and the Fifth Covenant or the (New Covenant)....   [tags: Noahic, abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic]

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Judaism, God, And The Old Testament

- Judaism is one of the first monotheistic religions. It is about the god of Israel and the same god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He is the same god who delivered Israel from slavery and gave them the land of Canaan “the promise land” in Egypt “God who acts in time and leads his people on a journey through time toward a day of final resurrection in which all injustice, suffering, and death will be overcome.” (Page 85, Chapter 3: Premodern Judaism) This was written down in Torah, by the Jews and the Old Testament by the Christians....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Jesus, God]

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How is the Old Testament True?

- The Old Testament is true to everyday walks of life. As I find on the news, natural disasters, such as floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, etc., occur throughout the world relatively often. These are most definitely tragic to the countries where they are occurring, however good somehow finds its way within situations as terrible as these. In the story of Noah’s Ark, God creates a flood to wipe out the entire human race, but he allows Noah and his family to live if they build an ark and take two of each animal on board with them....   [tags: bible, god, human beings]

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The Exodus Of The Old Testament

- The vast majority of early American 's religion was very important. It was seen as necessary to evangelize to all who may possibly understand. In America, slave owners wanted slaves to focus on the stories of the bible that taught lessons on being happy and content while being oppressed. In short , they wanted slaves to know who God was and to turn the other cheek when hit. However, the book of exodus in the old testament became the book that was preached more favorably within the slave community....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Books Of The Old Testament

- The first five books of the Old Testament, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy contain the beginnings of the story of God and humanity. At a first glance each book seems not fully connect with all the others; yet with a closer look, the Pentateuch is one complete story to be read in unison. In fact, Gary Schnittjer would say that Genesis 1-12 stets the pattern for the rest of the Pentateuch’s story and form. Furthermore, the continuity between the five books raises the question of authorship....   [tags: Bible, Torah, God, Names of God in Judaism]

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Old Testament: The Book of Ruth

- Introduction The book of Ruth is one of the most beloved books in the Old Testament. The themes contained in Ruth include, but are not limited to the following: (1) the lineage of David is traced back to Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:17), (2) the tender love story between Ruth and Boaz, and (3) the faithfulness of Ruth towards Naomi (Ruth 1:13-18). As endearing as these themes and other might be, the primary theme in the book of Ruth is expressed in the Hebrew concept חֶסֶד (hesed). The חֶסֶד (hesed) of God expresses itself especially in the restoration of Naomi (לְמֵשִׁ֣יב נֶ֔פֶשׁ a restorer of life) through the union between Ruth and Boaz....   [tags: lineage of david, elimelech, god]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- The book of 1 Samuel is introduces key characters in the Old Testament of the Bible that allows for a great demonstration of God’s divine love and power. This influential book introduces the characters of Hannah, Samuel, Saul, David, and Jonathan. The book of 1 Samuel begins with Samuel’s birth and rise as a holy prophet of God. Samuel was not only a prophet, but also held the titles of priest, and judge. Samuel brought a vast amount of influence to the people within Israel. The life of Samuel started around 1100-1010 B.C....   [tags: David, Books of Samuel, Goliath, God]

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Women Empowerment in the Old Testament

- Although women throughout history are portrayed as the weaker of the two sexes, unable to defend themselves much less stand equally against their male counterparts, some stand out against the mundane background of the “ideal” woman. Labeled throughout history as troublemakers, perhaps these women are only attempting to exercise their power. Surely, their power is not found in their physical strength, but this power stems from a deeper source, their very essence as sexual beings. Women in the Old Testament such as Eve, Lot’s daughters, Potiphar’s wife, and Delilah are thought of throughout history as “scandalous” women....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Sermon ( Old Testament Passage )

- Sermon (Old Testament Passage) Prayer: Text: Deuteronomy 11 Focus Text: Deuteronomy 11: 1, “Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statues, and his judgments, and his commandments, always (KJV). Topic: Remembering the keys to obedience. Message: Let’s look at the word obedience. It means the condition or quality of being obedient; the act or an instance of obeying, dutiful or submissive behavior. This is what Moses is talking to the people of Israel about in this passage, not about the war or military matters they were about to face with the Canaanites, but about their duty to God....   [tags: Moses, Bible, Torah, Ten Commandments]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- The Old Testament of the Bible gives many examples of how God interacts and provides for man. However, there are a few changes in God’s behavior with man throughout the story. A good example of these changes would be the God in the Book of Genesis compared to the God in the Book of Job. The ways in which God forms and maintains relationships with his people varies in these two stories but one thing that stays consistent is his ability to provide in the end. In the first chapter of Genesis we can see the first relationships God creates with man....   [tags: Garden of Eden, Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve]

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The Old Testament and Principlism

- Introduction The Old Testament law is seen as irrelevant by most modern Christians today. Christians are now under the blood of Jesus Christ which is said to abrogate the Law. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.” The law of Christ is to love God and your neighbor as yourself. This does not mean, however, that the Old Testament Law does not apply to Christians today. Author J. Daniel Hays expounds on this topic in his article, “Applying the Old Testament Law Today,” and focuses on the hermeneutical approach of Principlism....   [tags: Bible, Reflection, Application]

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The Old Testament And Hamlet

- Many believe that literature is a commentary on the time it is written, but great literature is a reflection of all ages. Within many texts that have been read this semester, there has been a great amount of modern-day relevance. Two of these pieces include the Old Testament and Hamlet. Both texts are from years ago, but still hold a great amount of importance to this day. One can relate to this works of art, in today’s society. Not every piece of literature can be interpreted in this way for years and years, but great literature such as the Old Testament and Hamlet can be....   [tags: Garden of Eden, Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve]

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The New and Old Testament

- Introduction The Bible is the Word of God. It is God’s message for all of humanity. The Bible is divine revelation, breathed by God, written by men, and is applicable for all of humanity. In today’s world, there is controversy over if the inerrancy of the Bible and inspiration of the writers; however, there is little controversy over the simple fact of the New Testament, as a whole, itself. The Bible is not one long book, but rather, the Bible is a book consisting of various letters and manuscripts from throughout the history of mankind....   [tags: church, god, apostle, elders]

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Old Testament History And Salvation

- Old Testament History and Salvation: From any type of situation, it is always best to start from the beginning. For the bible, that is the Old Testament. The Old Testament is the first section of the Christian Bible. The Old Testament consists of many distinct books written, compiled, and edited by various authors and different Christian religions, over a period of centuries. Each religion had a certain purpose and goal for their interpretation of God. The first five sections of the Old Testament present the Pentateuch, which is Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy....   [tags: Torah, Judaism, Book of Genesis, Elohim]

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Essay about the Old Testament

- Essay about the Hebrew Scriptures Introduction: The study of the scriptures conforming the Old Testament, is a good start not only for those who believe, but also for non-believers looking forward to go further in the study of the sacred and man's relationship with the spiritual realm. The Old Testament (also known as the Hebrew Scriptures) is a true literary jewel whose influence reflects in the work of many prominent authors from different generations. Theological perspective of the Old Testament: From a theological point of view, for Christians and Jews, these writings represent the word of God and they are highly respected as such, not only during the worship, but in the everyday’s l...   [tags: Hebrew Scriptures, Books in Bible]

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Salvation in the Old Testament

- From the definition of apocalyptic literate, which states that such literature is “a revelatory form which pertains to the end of reality and describes a new divine world with salvation for the few,” it might be easy to assume that apocalyptic texts can be pretty homogenous. Certainly there are many similarities in apocalyptic texts-- prophets employ common motifs and themes and use similar language patterns, and of course, the central subject always involves some sort of end to the world. Nevertheless, there is an astounding amount of room for variation within apocalyptic texts....   [tags: Bible, Prophets, Salvation]

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Moses And The Old Testament

- MOSES In the Old Testament, there were multiple prophets; including Jacob, Abraham, David, and more. One of the most significant prophets was a past Egyptian prince who later became a lawgiver in addition to a religious leader. His name was Moses. Some label him as the best or most imperative prophet in Judaism. Moses is also perceived as an essential prophet in Islam, Christianity and other faiths as well. Moses is an important and essential prophet because he showcases what happens when you obey and comply with the directions and instructions of God....   [tags: Moses, Bible, Ten Commandments, Egypt]

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Clothing And The Old Testament

- Clothing in the Bible has usually been regarded as less important when determining significance in scripture. Not to say that it is of utmost importance, but it does serve as a visual aid God uses to point people towards Himself. In fact, clothing as a symbol has never been new, since clothing has been used as a symbol consciously and unconsciously, to represent religion, class, occupation, or for practical use, such as warmth for the winter. Commonly, clothing has been used as a means to an end, whether it is to be warm, to perform some kind of ritual, to show off wealth and power, or to simply be presentable in everyday life....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Book of Genesis, Garden of Eden]

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Adoption : The Old Testament

- Adoption is a concept that has been around since the beginning of time, meaning to acquire something new or different. According to Laurachristianson.com, the concept of adopting a child dates as far back as the Old Testament. In the Book of Exodus (the second book in the Bible), Jochebed created an adoption plan for her newborn baby, Moses. Jochebed decided to do this because the Pharaoh believed that there were too many Israelites and declared to his people, "Every boy that is born, drown him in the Nile." As a fragile new mother, she places Moses in a basket and sends him floating down the Nile in hopes that he will find safety and refuge....   [tags: Adoption, Foster care, Adoption, fostering]

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The Old Testament Law

- Introduction The Old Testament law is seen as irrelevant by most modern Christians today. Christians are now under the blood of Jesus Christ, which is said to abrogate the Law. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (NASB). The law of Christ is to love God and your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-40). This does not mean, however, that the Old Testament Law does not apply to Christians today. Author J. Daniel Hays expounds on this topic in his article, “Applying the Old Testament Law Today,” and focuses on the method of Principlism....   [tags: Religion, Principalism]

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Reading the Old Testament

- The Old Testament and the Bible itself has been studied extensively for centuries. Archeologists and Scholars have labored and pondered over texts trying to decipher its clues. It does not matter how many times the Old Testament has been studied there will always be something new to learn about it or the history surrounding it. In the book Reading the Old Testament: an Introduction, the author Lawrence Boadt presents us with a few different authors of the Old Testament that used different names for God and had a unique insight into the texts....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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The Old Testament: Foreshadowing the New Testament

- In the days of Christ’s life on this earth, believers did not have access to the Bible in its entirety as we know and are familiar with today. Believers in this ancient time period only had access to the Old Testament. However, through their access to the Old Testament, believers were provided a foundation for New Testament times. This foundation provided New Testament believers with the Lord’s established principles of right and wrong they were expected to follow. In addition, the Old Testament is overflowing with accounts of people whose lives exemplified the future life of Christ on this earth....   [tags: Christ's life, bible, christianity]

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The Old Testament's Book of Job

- The Old Testament's Book of Job is a highly controversial part of the Biblical text. The book of Job is part of the collection of Wisdom Literature, along with Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Like the other Wisdom books Job is primarily composed of poetry. The Book of Job is not simply a story, but a fable, rich with meaning and lessons to be learned. Job attempts to rationalize human suffering and the ways of the Lord. The actual Book in the Bible is for its purpose in teaching us that we must endure what troubles we are given, because it is the will of God....   [tags: Bible Testament Job Religion]

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Jehovah 's An Old Testament Hebrew Name For God

- ‘Jehovah’ is an Old Testament Hebrew name for God. Jehovah’s Witnesses call themselves Christians, but they deny that Jesus Christ is God. In the gospel of Matthew 15: 13-14 NIV, Jesus tells His disciples, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit." Every member of Jehovah’s Witness is a deceiver that has been deceived, they are blinded by lies from the devil and in turn zealously go door to door finding someone who they can influence....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Trinity, Holy Spirit]

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Old Testament Survey

- The Old Testament is a library of 39 books inspired by God. The Old testament can be divided into 5 divisions: The Law, History,Wisdom and Poetry, Major prophets, and Minor prophets. In reading and studying the Old testament one can reason that the world is extremely complex and it did not come into play just by chance. The big bang theory may fill the void for many, but something about it just didn't add up for me, and if this was what really happened, then who started the big bang. Think about how complicated this world is, and how everything is connected....   [tags: The Law, History,Wisdom and Poetry, Major prophets]

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Old Testament Missions

- MISSIONS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT “Missions is the heart of God and the over all messege for all believers and is also he theme of the Bible."1 This missions unites all sixty-six books in the Bible. Paul makes known the mystery of the gospel Ephesians 3:6 stemming from the Old Testament, that it is also for the gentiles and not limited to the Jews only. From the very beginning of creation the gentiles, or all peoples not Jews, have been a part of the saving grace of the Lord. The apostle's understood this plan and is evident in their writings....   [tags: Theology ]

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Old Testament Summaries

- ... In the book of Job, Job and three of his friends converse about why suffering has come to Job and they discuss why God would let those things happen. When Job and his friends begin to question God, He tells Job and his friends that in order for Him to fix things, they must trust in Him and not let doubt consume their minds (NKJV “Job”). When Job and his friends gave themselves to God and released all doubt, God allowed Job to regain his wealth and healed him. Through the experiences of Job and his friends, readers can see that God does allow some negative things to happen to people who live their life as good as possible (NKJV “Job”)....   [tags: Leviticus, Bible studies]

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Sexual Sin and Immorality in the Old Testament

- ... This is nowhere more evident than in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, where in Gen. 19 God destroyed both cities because of their twisted demoralized nature and desire for homosexuality. It highlights the pinnacle of sex gone wrong, and illustrates how far sex has come from being a divine tool of God to being a tool of depravity and fulfillment of lustful thoughts and actions. Moreover, homosexuality is condemned by the Old Testament, as stated in Leviticus 18:22: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination (ESV).” Aside from Sodom and Gomorrah, there are other stories in the Old Testament where such a divine gift from God has been corrupted by the sinful desir...   [tags: biblical studies, relationship with Christ]

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Capital Punish Relating to The Old Testament

- Why do some christians agree with the capital punishment. Some Christians feel that the Bible has spoken to the conflict, but many believe that the New Testament replaces the Old Testament law. Skimming through the Old Testament you can find many cases in which God orders the use of capital punishment, with the acts of God Himself. God was somehow involved directly or maybe indirectly, in the taking of life as a punishment for Israel or whomever threatened or harm the city of Israel. In Genesis 6-8, when it speaks about Noah and the flood ....   [tags: christians, bible, god]

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Examples of Faith in God in the Old Testament

- An excellent example of faith in God in the Old Testament would be Abraham being tested by God. It starts in Genesis 22:1-19 and provides a resounding story of faith in God. After asking Abraham and Sarah to wait all those years and then miraculously giving them a son, God here asks Abraham to give Isaac back as a sacrifice. God had already shown Abraham that when his human reason disagreed with God’s reason, he could always trust God to be correct – and that’s a tough lesson for many people to understand....   [tags: sacrifice, suffering, bible]

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Feminism in the Old Testament- Article Reviews

- Juskiene, Vaineta. "Female Image in the Biblical Text: Aspect of Creationsim." Feminist -------------Theology. Journal Biblical Literature, 1 Dec. 2010. Web. 2 Apr. 2012. Rooke, Deborah W. "Feminist Criticism of the Old Testament: Why Bother?"Libraries.Slu.Edu. ----Journal Biblical Literature, 1 Jan. 2007. Web. 6 Apr. 2012. <http://ehis.ebscohost.com.ezp.slu.edu/eds/detail?vid=6&hid=101&sid=b1182eba-cea0-4340-8ef1-ed25678fc244%40sessionmgr112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#db=a9h&AN=24052529>.   Feminism in the Old Testament   The first article that is discussed in great proportion is called ‘The Feminist Criticism of the Old Testament: Why Bother?’ by Deborah W....   [tags: bible, theology, religion]

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The Old Testament By Moses A Descendent Of Abraham

- Through the Old Testament we begin to understand and learn that Exodus is a book written by Moses a descendent of Abraham. Exodus paints the reader a picture and describes a chain of successions and Gods requests and responses from his people. Approximately, four hundred years had passed since Joseph made the profound decision to pick up his life and move his family to Egypt. Every one of Abraham’s descendants had matured and grown immensely becoming essentially over two million strong. In Egypt there was a new pharaoh ruling, one in which believed the Hebrews to be foreigners with numbers tremendously frightening....   [tags: Moses, Ten Commandments, Israelites, Bible]

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The Old Testament

- The Old Testament The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influences in Biblical texts....   [tags: Religion Influence Religious Bible Essays]

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Racism And Pastoral Leadership : The Old Testament And The New Testament

- RACISM AND PASTORAL LEADERSHIP Our world has an amazing variety of people groups living throughout the globe. They vary in physical appearance, languages, and cultural behaviors. Unfortunately, these differences are often considered and used by individuals of one group to devalue another. This attitude, known as racism, is a common behavior that has existed from the earliest recorded histories. This examination will review God’s Word in the Old Testament and the New Testament in order to understand what God meant to be the normative behavior of Christians as they interact with others....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, Human, United States]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- In the Holy Bible, Jesus speaks to the devil and states that God says that a human cannot live on just food, but also requires the Word of God (New international Version, Matt. 4.4). As Christ followers believe, this is a commandment from God that helps show the importance of scripture in the Christian faith. A major part of the religion is based on the Word of God and the faith that a follower has in these writings. When one reads the Bible, they are reading straight from God. This is the reason that the Bible plays such an important role in the Christian religion....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Old Testament]

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Worship in The Old and New Testament

- Introduction Worship is a topic that appears frequently in the Old and New Testament and that is still very relevant to believers today. Many Biblical authors write about worship and the various ways believers worship God in the Bible. Everything from the book of Psalm, where every line leads believers to praise God because of his attributes and his works of salvation, to the Gospels that cause believers to praise God because of the works and sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. The aim of this paper will seek to find out how worship in the book of Psalms shapes our theology and definition of worship, while also determining the primary purpose of worship, whether to praise God for who he is,...   [tags: bible, god, psalms]

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The Old Testament and The Code of Hammurabi

- The Old Testament and The Code of Hammurabi To write an essay on the differences of the two texts given in Oliver Johnson's book presents quite a challenge since both texts are so different and yet have some over-all similarities. Where to start, and how to present these differences are two perplexing questions. I will, however, present in the following manner: I will describe the characteristics of the Old Testament, then contrast the Old Testament to the Code of Hammurabi and then discuss the encompassing similarities....   [tags: Papers]

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History of the Old Testament of the Bible

- Studying the Old Testament is not as straightforward as some may think. Being able to recall stories of the Bible does not necessarily mean you have a thorough grasp on the history of Israel and the surrounding nations. Some people read and discuss the Bible without a solid understanding of the history and social issues that were going on at the time. Being able to relate to the stories in the Bible and struggle with some of the same problems faced by the people in the Bible gives you a greater appreciation for the works in the Bible....   [tags: Religion Christian Christianity]

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The Bible Story: The Old Testament

- To speak of the Hebrew Scripture is to speak of story, a story stretching from the very beginning of time to only a few centuries before the beginning of the Common Era. It is to speak of richness of content, of purpose and of reality and to engross oneself in an overarching narrative that, depending on your personal convictions, continues to the present day. Within this richness is found a wide variety of different events and experience, told through a series of genre ranging from foundational myth to apocalypse, law giving to poetry, genealogy to wisdom and many more....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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Old Testament: The Book of Ruth

- Evidence is insufficient on the author of the book of Ruth. Historically, it gives the impression to be during the era of the judges (Ruth.1:1), but was finalized at another time. (Hubbard, 1988). According to Gerald West, editor for Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible, “The opening words, In the days when the judges ruled looks back to that period; the gloss in Ruth 4:7 explains an ancient custom for later readers; and Ruth 4:22 mentions David. Thus, the final editorial process could not have ended before the time of David” (West, 2003, p....   [tags: era of judges, israelites, god]

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